I was supposed to be writing a paper for my grade in one class.**
I thought the paper was due on April 28.***
I found out today that the paper is due NEXT MONDAY.****
I also have to finish a project worth 50% of my grade for another class.
I thought that project was due a week from Friday.
It's due a week from Wednesday.*****
Did I mention that I'm traveling this weekend for a third class? And still have two projects to finish for my internship? And that my brain is so very very tired?
* AKA: this is when my belief that I can! and will! do! everything! there! is! to do! in law school! comes back to bite me in the ass. I have got to get it through my head that doing everything isn't some kind of accomplishment, it just means I perform mediocrely at a whole bunch of different things.
Or, AKA: don't take 17-18 credits in your last semester of law school!
** Here is the place in the lesson where I gloss entirely over how little much work I'd actually done for this paper so far.
*** I don't know why. I had no good reason to believe this. I just made it up in my head for some reason.
**** Praise be to all the gods and goddesses, this class offers a paper option OR an exam option, and the prof allows us to bail on the paper right up to the paper's due date and take the exam instead. Of course, since I was convinced I was going to write the paper, I have been less than diligent about the reading for this class. But I have decided it will nonetheless be easier to catch up on all the reading and prep for the exam than come up with X number of pages of original thought by next Monday. Not EASY, but easier.
***** Hey, two days makes a BIG difference at this point in the semester.